Ever felt tempted to make huge control field, but afraid that you can’t link to any of the portals left inside. Well you fears are almost right to mark, lets explain:
Lets set some ground rules:
- Links are made between 2 portals, and they can’t cross other links.
- Control fields are made by 3 or more portals inter linked.
So when you make huge control field you can’t link outside portals to ones that are inside of field?
Yes. Following do not cross link rule!
Can we than make link with 2 portals that are inside of control field?
No, this is also impossible.
What can we do with inside portals than, nothing?
Not right either, there is a way to link inside portal. But with one limitation. Portal that initiate link needs to be on the edge of control field. So if your field is triangle you can only initiate link from that 3 portals to inside portals. You can’t initiate link from inside portal to end of field portal.
Then there is no problem, I will make big control field and then make smaller ones inside?
It depends, if there is too many portals inside, there is a chance that you will have hard time linking them. Also there is the problem with inside portal keys.
What problem with portal keys?
If you want to make link to same inside portal from every end portal, you will need to have portal key every time. So if you have 3 end portals you will need to go and get inside portal key 3 times, so you can link to it.
So we should not make huge control fields?
It depends on strategy, but you should know what you can’t do. There is no right way, you just need to think what the best way for that field is. Sometimes is great to have narrow long field to slow progress of other team, sometimes is very bad when someone destroys one portal and with it 9 fields… Every tactic has a good and bad side.
So heads up, and think before linking. If you want to make control field with every portal make smaller ones. if you want to create long heavily guarded control field make bigger ones, or just link anything you can to level up.
Is there any favorite tactics that you want to share? Just comment bellow.